USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN 617) – Castles in the Air

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This is the next story in the series about the 41 for Freedom boats.

The name Alexander Hamilton has been widely resurrected in the past few years with the wild success of the Broadway show “Hamilton”. But for me, the name will always be synonymous with the second Lafayette Class submarine that bore his name. When the decision was made to include him as a member of the 41 for Freedom, I am sure it was not just because of his patriotism and love for this country, but for the many action he took in his time that ensured America could grow and prosper.

Admiral Rickover included him in his book about the Eminent Americans in the order he did because of his place in the historic timeline he was following. I would only add that his remarkable presence on the American stage far outshines and Broadway creation that followed…

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